Hi everyone! I am back today to share this year’s Thanksgiving tablescape. Thanksgiving is such a special holiday in that we are truly just celebrating being Thankful. I am recently coming to the realization that in order to celebrate each holiday (especially one about being thankful 🙂 that I don’t have to go crazy with decorating to make it more special.
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This year’s table is definitely much simpler than last years. I really love beautiful tablecloths and linens but this year I decided to keep our farm table bare with no tablecloth. I wanted to appreciate the beautiful farm table that Jason refinished for me. And something about Thanksgiving just screams huge farm table, doesn’t it?
I centered our table with a simple glass hurricane and surrounded it with pine cones. I dusted a few with white spray paint but left the rest natural. I love the texture they bring to the table. Plus they are free!
I set the table with white china and clear glassware that have been handed down to me from family members. Using heirloom pieces is such a sweet way to remember and be more thankful for the people I love and care about.
Our turkey platter was my great great grandmothers, the white china was my parents wedding china and the glass pitchers were Jason’s grandmothers. Using these pieces always makes me stop and think about all the meals that have been shared with my dishes. How cool is that? 🙂 I can’t help but stop and smile!
Although I did not add at tablecloth I did add cloth napkins with my favorite green glass napkin rings. I used simple shipping tags (shipping tags found on Amazon) as place cards with my hope that people will write what they are thankful for on the back and add them to our Thankful tree over the dining room fireplace.
I think it’s so important (especially with kids) to have them stop and think about things they can be thankful for. A Thankful tree is a great way to do this. There are many different versions of Thankful trees you can find on Pinterest. For our Thankful tree I collected branches from our yard and simply placed them in a vase with a few Christmas balls and shipping tags hung on it. Simple and beautiful.
How are you spending Thanksgiving? Are you keeping your fall decorating simple as well?